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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

VESSEL TRAFFIC STARTED OUTBOUND AT 0600/13TH WITH FOUR DAYLIGHT
VESSELS. A DEAD TOW VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR 0800/13TH
OUT OF THE RESERVE FLEET. INBOUND DAYLIGHT TRAFFIC FOR THE 13TH
IS NOT CONFIRMED YET BUT IS EXPECTED TO START INBOUND APPROX
1300/13TH. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT NO DAYLIGHT VESSEL WILL BE ABLE
TO INBOUND TODAY.

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Vessels that meet one of the following
criteria are considered daylight restricted.

85,000 Dead Weight or over
875 ft Length Over All or over
125 ft Beam or over

Please find the following updated daylight restriction times
from the Sabine Pilots for the Sabine/Neches Channel.

30mins has been added to the inbound and outbound
times.

(INBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0500-1200 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1230 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1300 Hrs
Unocal 0500-1300 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1400 Hrs
Total 0500-1430 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1530 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1600 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1630 Hrs
Unocal 0600-1630 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1630 Hrs
Total 0600-1730 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1800 Hrs

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RIVER DRAFT:MAX.40FT FW.
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AIRDRAFT :MAX. 136FT AT 40FT FW.(THREE BRIDGES)
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TERMINALS REQUIRING AIRDRAFT RESTRICTION:

PORT OF PORT ARTHUR
PABTEX/GLOBAL
PORT OF ORANGE
TOTAL
HUNTSMAN
MOTIVA-PT NECHES
UNOCAL/CHEVRON
OIL TANKING
DUPONT
TEPPCO
EXXONMOBIL REFIN. AND CHEMICAL.
PORT OF BEAUMONT

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U.S.C.G ADVISORIES:
YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1

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WEATHER

Drier Weather Returning....

Morning rains ending and drier and more stable air should move in from
the northeast today with only a widely scattered shower or thunderstorm
possible. However, by the weekend scattered showers and thunderstorms
should return with some of the activity locally heavy Saturday and Sunday.

In the tropics, an area of low pressure is located about 400 miles east
of the Leeward Islands. This low is moving to the west-northwest about
15 mph with some slow development possible.

Triangle Forecast...

Today.....Partly cloudy with a 20 percent coverage of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90's. Winds variable in direction at
3-12 mph.

Tonight....Variable cloudiness. Lows in the middle 70's. Winds mostly
variable in direction at 2-12 mph. No rain expected.

Marine Forecast For Wednesday....

Winds.....SW 3-14 knots.
Seas.......2-3 feet.
Bays.......slightly choppy.
Water temp.....87.
Weather....Partly cloudy with a few showers possible.

Outlook for Thursday.....Winds S/SW 4-14 knots. Seas 2 feet. Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.

Sabine Pass Tides For Wednesday......

High.......none.
Low........8:24 P.M.

Sunrise Wednesday......6:42
Sunset Wednesday.......7:59
Notice posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.